Giving Back: Our Commitment to Caring and Gratitude to YOU!

June 15, 2017 by Leanne

At Stoney Creek Furniture, giving back to our community is an important part of how we do business. On behalf of our customers, we’re proud to be able to support families and charities that need our help – in Hamilton and beyond. It’s no surprise really! Dennis Novosel, Stoney Creek Furniture’s Founder and recently-retired President, makes generosity a way of life. His example continues to inspire us!

Dennis Novosel Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

In May, Dennis was given the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance. He received this honour for his long-term dedication to the industry, devotion to extraordinary customer service, and strong commitment to community.

Dennis supports many Hamilton and area causes including Hamilton Food Share, Food 4 Kids, SPCA, Heart & Stroke Big Bike and the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. He is equally committed to global charities, having visited Haiti several times with The Joy and Hope of Haiti, helping build two schools, an orphanage and a training centre. In 2006, he travelled to Mozambique to help build a church and school and he continues to help build sanitation centres for schools in Kenya through Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School.

Other Industry Awards

Dennis is equally generous in his dedication to the furnishings industry, devoting countless hours to the Boards of the Interior Design Society, Retail Home Furnishings Association and the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA).

His dedication has not gone unnoticed! In 2010, the National Home Furnishings Association honoured Dennis as Retailer of the Year. He won a Trillium Award-Canadian Furniture Industry in 2001; was the Ontario Furniture Manufacturers Associations (OFMA) Retailer of the Year in 2006; and received the Stoney Creek-Hamilton Outstanding Business Award in both 2006 and 2007.

Giving Back Corner

With Dennis’ integrity, hard work and philanthropy as our example, Stoney Creek Furniture continues his commitment to community, with frequent events in support of local charities.

Our most recent effort is the ‘Giving Back Corner’ at our Stoney Creek store location. Select pieces of our furnishings are being offered as final sale at great savings. Full proceeds from all items go to one of three local charities: Food4Kids, Hamilton Food Share or Hamilton/Burlington SPCA. Drop by and have a look! We refresh the area often with fantastic deals.

We’re so proud of Dennis’ Lifetime Achievement Award and delighted to continue his legacy of caring. A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers for making it possible for us to help others!

Outdoor Living: Extend Your Living Space to Your Patio!

June 9, 2017 by Leanne

At last it feels like summer! As we make our plans for dinners and parties, our patios become our outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining. This year, why not really embrace that idea and make your patio an inviting extension of your home?outdoor living patio

Here are some of our favourite ideas:

Continue colour. A great way to extend your living space visually is to use a similar colour palette outside. Plants, cushions, serving dishes, table linens – there are lots of ways to bring the colours of your living room to your patio.

Continue style. Whether your home is farmhouse chic, mid-century modern or anything in between, extend that same style sensibility to your patio. With the abundance of outdoor furniture and décor items available, you can create an outdoor haven as personalized as your home.

Accessories available at Stoney Creek FurnitureAdd accessories. Pillows, throws, candles and sculpture help bring a patio come to life. Today there are weather resistant fabrics for your cushions, umbrellas and more that are as durable as they are beautiful. HINT: Look for a small (but charming!) outdoor storage trunk that you can use to shelter more delicate items during storms.

Hang a picture. This is one of the very best ways to individualize your outdoor space. Hang a weather-friendly picture on the outside wall of your home. There are gorgeous items available in metal, stone and wood that look even better as they become distressed.

Incorporate small planters and boxes. Of course, plants are the most appropriate accessory of all. Choose some bright pots, beautiful blooms and enjoy! Try a grouping of different plants in a single colour or be bold with contrast. This year, cacti and succulents are very trendy and make a stunning style statement.

Think vertically. Don’t forget that vertical interest can totally transform your outdoor space! Look for outdoor shelving or convert an old ladder to showcase plants. A shelf near your back door is an ideal place to display herbs to use in your kitchen.

Recycle. Don’t discard that tired piece of furniture. Give it a new life on your patio. It’s easy to repaint an old chair or table to give it a new look and make it weather resilient. My plan this summer is to paint an old rocking chair in a bright colour – and curl up in it on my patio!